Tuesday, May 5, 2009

In the Slovakia vs. Czech Republic game during the 2009 IIHF World Championship, Tomas Surovy swung his stick and hit his own goalie as if he was in a T-ball game. What makes this more unbelievable is that the goalie was JAROSLAV HALAK, GOALIE FOR THE MONTREAL CANADIENS!!!! I'm sorry, Tomas, but don't take your frustrations out on the relief goalie who currently plays in the best league in the world.

I'm curious as to why Halak wasn't the starter for Slovakia. Starter Lasek let in 6 goals before the Slovakian coach pulled him for Halak. This video has just flusttered me to the point of silence, and I don't have time to verbally kick Surovy's ass. Not really surprising, but news stories on the game and the IIHF website have virtually no mention of this incident. This would have brought one of the largest suspensions if it had occurred in the NHL, and if I were Halak, I'd request to leave the club and tournament.


Teebz May 5, 2009 at 8:48 AM  

Both Surovy and Halak have said it was an accident. Surovy was frustrated at himself for missing his check and allowing him to score, and went to slam his stick against the post. However, he missed. Badly.

Neither player seems to have any ill will towards the other, so I think this was just an unfortunate accident.

Connie May 5, 2009 at 12:12 PM  

It SURE DIDN'T LOOK like an accident. Where's the public statement?

Teebz May 5, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

They spoke about it at length on HNIC radio yesterday with Alan Adams who is in Europe covering the WHC.

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